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Ørsted has named the winners of the second round of its annual GBP 75,000 East Coast Skills Fund, part of the company’s GBP 465,000 East Coast Community Fund 20-year annual commitment and community engagement programme for Hornsea Project One and Race Bank offshore wind farms.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), National Taiwan University (NTU) and DTU Wind Energy have partnered up to work on local offshore wind education in Taiwan.
Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) and Vattenfall have joined forces to roll out an educational project for people across the UK’s North East who are interested in learning more about offshore wind energy. ASC and Vattenfall, the company behind the 92.4MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), have developed a series of public events and outreach activities themed around offshore […]
Driven by innovation and further cost reduction, offshore wind has the potential to grow to 100GW in 2030, according to ‘Innovation Outlook: Offshore Wind’, a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) launched on 31 October at the World Wind Energy Conference in Tokyo. Next-generation wind turbines with larger blades and floating turbines are expected to […]
To mark Wind Week 2014, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre based in Blyth has supported and organised a series of activities with schools in the local community related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects (STEM). 30 students from Cramlington Learning Village, tasked in designing and building their own wind […]
Maersk Training has announcement today the appointment of David Bowyer as new Head of Training and Education. David joins the senior management team to oversee all aspects of training, following recent growth in the number of delegates attending their courses. David Bowyer has a wealth of experience in the education industry and was previously the […]
Teachers from Hull, East Riding and Teesside schools are being sought to become wind energy champions as Forewind launches the next stage of its innovative education initiative, Champions for Wind. Ten teachers will be awarded bursaries to develop and implement wind energy careers related activities for their students as part of the initiative being run […]
Secondary school pupils in Orkney will be first in the UK to benefit from a new offshore renewables education project launched by The Crown Estate. ‘Clean Energy from the Sea’ enables pupils to acquire the understanding and the technical skills they will need to benefit from the development of renewable energy around their coastline. An industry […]
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton has announced the availability of $640,000 in grants to fund clean energy-centered science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for students from kindergarten through high school. The grants, part of MassCEC’s Workforce Capacity Building Program, will target projects that help build STEM skills in elementary and secondary […]
On January 15, 2013 the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute’s (UNC-CSI) research and education campus was dedicated and officially opened in Skyco, NC. This inter-university coastal and marine science institute will escalate the presence and impact of higher educational opportunities in northeastern North Carolina and promote economic enhancement for the region. Local and […]
Wind Powering America (WPA) added 25 new universities or community colleges to an interactive map identifying wind energy education programs across the United States. WPA also added 10 new schools to an interactive map that identifies more than 250 schools with operating or planned wind turbines. Interactive map shows location of wind energy educational […]
Universities are responding to the changing needs of the energy industry by launching a number of new postgraduate courses. (theengineer) [mappress] Source: theengineer, January 31, 2011
Pioneering companies within the Oil and Gas sector are adopting Wind Lidar to provide them with valuable wind data to vastly improve their operational efficiency. Lidar is an established tool that provides sophisticated wind assessment and measurements within the wind energy industry. An infrared laser exploits the Doppler effect to provide horizontal and vertical wind […]
This year’s upcoming International Partnering Forum (IPF) will be the largest to date and will be headlined by global offshore wind leaders, according to the U.S. Business Network for Offshore Wind. The sixth annual IPF conference will take place on 8 April in New York and is expected to see more than 1,000 attendees, including […]
Siemens Gamesa has awarded Fred. Olsen Windcarrier with a contract for the transport and installation of wind turbines on the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The 640MW Yunlin offshore wind farm is located some 6 kilometres off the southwest coast of Taiwan and will feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD machines. The installation will be […]
The UK-based JDR Cables and the U.S. Bristol Community College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for training personnel for the offshore wind industry. Under the agreement, Bristol Community College will develop and deliver training courses to enable technicians and workers for the U.S. offshore wind industry. The courses will include technical skill development and student […]
The UK’s new Offshore Wind Sector Deal will be issued on Thursday, 7 March, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said. As reported earlier, the new Sector Deal has established a target of reaching the connected offshore wind capacity of 30GW and delivering one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Through a new skills […]
German research institute Fraunhofer IWES has received funding to build a test bench for rotor blades measuring up to 115 meters in length. Fraunhofer IWES received funding to the tune of around EUR 12 million for the `Future Concept Operational Stability Rotor Blades Phase II` project. To this end, a new test bench is set […]
National Grid has filed for regulatory approval of a 20-year contract for energy from Ørsted’s 400MW Revolution Wind offshore wind farm with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC). The contract price for energy and environmental attributes is a fixed, nominal price of US 9.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (US 7.4 cents per kilowatt-hour in 2017 […]
The UK Newcastle College has installed a virtual reality system for offshore wind training at its Energy Academy. Delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with Scotland’s Energy Skills Partnership, Heriot Watt University and Animmersion VR, the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) training facility replicates working conditions experienced by turbine engineers operating on offshore […]
HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH HTM was founded in 1997 as a small helicopter company located in the surrounding of Munich, initially specialized in film and movie productions. Since then the company has enlarged its field of operation and size to what it stands for today. The entire HTM Group consists of six subsidiaries, that […]
The Danish Energy and Climate Academy (ECA) and the University of Delaware have developed the Offshore Wind Skills Academy (OWSA) to provide education for the U.S. offshore wind market. The aim of OWSA is to prepare professionals from traditional energy industries, supply chain companies, regulators, investors, consultants and others who may be new in the offshore wind sector. […]
Markets Outlook: ASE Aeolus The offshore wind energy industry is growing so rapidly that the only way to keep up is with new innovative technologies. The students of the European Wind Energy Master try to solve these challenges and are undergoing preparation to become the niche engineers the industry needs. This article intends to identify crucial […]
The requirement for workers in the UK offshore wind market is expected to increase from the current 10,000 to 36,000 by 2032, according to the Skills and Labour Requirements of the UK Offshore Wind Industry 2018 to 2032 report by Aura Wind Energy and partners.
International recruitment company Atlas Professionals has won a tender to produce an in-depth report for the Topsector Energy about employment opportunities in the Dutch offshore wind industry.
Amsterdam Ijmuiden Offshore Ports AYOP, East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), North Sea Energy Gateway Den Helder NSEG and Team Humber Marine Alliance have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation during the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference (OEEC) in Amsterdam.